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now. market mayhem. wall street is on track for its worst week in years. what's fueling the frantic sell- off. >> hi. i'm kai jackson. mary is off. here's what people are talking about. investors around the world are unloading stocks as quickly as they can. as hope fades that the economy will keep growing. the dow jones takes a huge hit. down 364 points. as of moments ago, it was down more than 500 points just over an hour ago. the s&p500 and nasdaq are also down dramatically. alexis christoforous has more on a wild day at the new york stock exchange. >> reporter: stocks plunged at the open and stayed down all day. investors say another recession
looks more likely than ever. >> i think that a lot of people are just starting to realize that we're all really -- we're still in a bad place. and i think that is putting fear into a lot of people. >> reporter: wall street was reacting to the federal reserve's latest plan to boost the economy. the fed will use $400 million to boost businesses even further. hoping businesses will borrow more, spend more, and ultimately create jobs. >> that's the most important number is that jobs number. >> reporter: and economists believe the plan will do little to encourage americans to spend. interest rates for home, car and credit card loans are already low and are not expected to drop significantly. >> the dow is down more than 15% in just the past two months. and it's now on track for its worst weekly performance since the financial crisis 2008. >> reporter: stocks in europe also spent the day in freefall. business activity there has slowed to the lowest level in
three years. and there are concerns it could get even worse. >> we're still scarred by this, by the trauma. and confidence is very fragile. the effects of those concerns are much greater. they're amp tied. -- amplified. >> reporter: they believe this could cause a worldwide crisis and recession. alexis christoforous, wjz eyewitness news. >> here's a live look at the big board as the numbers roll in. finally, the dow jones is off about 390 points. for the day. and we're mostly dry for now, but significant rain is moving our way. let's take a live look outside. it's overcast and humid. but that's about to change. meteorologist tim williams is tracking a wet system moving this way in first warning weather. hi, tim. >> hello, kai. we have a wet system that isling lingering over the area. a lot of relief is down around the lower eastern shore. down around virginia, heading into norfolk and the outer bank of north carolina.
but this system is expected to hang around for a little while. so much so that we are expecting some flash flooding and possibly even some flooding tomorrow. these flash flood watches and flood watches are in effect for tomorrow in the morning through the afternoon. we could see potentially 2 to 3 inches of rain out of this system before it gets out of here. and we're expecting it to linger until possibly monday or tuesday. we'll talk about it coming up in your complete updated first warning forecast. >> tim, thank you. a deadly fire spreads through a northwest baltimore neighborhood, claiming the lives of a pregnant woman and her two young sons. weijia jiang has the latest and reaction from a heartbroken community. >> reporter: firefighters say it was a mother and her two young boys who died in this fire. now, they are trying to pick up the pieces of their own lives. they're trying to go inside their homes, salvage whatever they can, making piles of things they can keep and things they have to throw away. as you can imagine, these piles are a lot bigger. >> reporter: a massive fire
destroys 11 road houses in and out. several families left with nowhere to live and nothing to take away. for linda ross, it's the ultimate price of destruction. a pregnant woman and her two little boys are dead. friends say she was 37 years old and they were 7 and 12. at the scene, loved ones were distraught. >> smoke sister from here -- from here all the way down the block. >> reporter: it was on the 6100 block of south pulaski street. nearly 100 firefighters took on the flames, which quickly spread from porch to porch. tracy morgan's house has been condemned. >> i don't know if we'll be able to walk back into it. >> reporter: investigators have much to do to answer what caused the fire. as the neighborhood deals with the devastating loss. >> one of the neighbors. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: fire investigators will remain on the scene and try to pinpoint a cause and to assess the damage.
but we can tell you there was so much six of these homes are completely condemned. reporting from the scene, weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. >> the victim's identities have not yet been released. >> in howard county issue more than two dozen people were forced out of their homes after an overnight fire rips through an apartment building. that fire started just after 1:00 in the 5600 block of stevens forest road in columbia. three people were taken to the hospital, one in serious condition. the red cross is helping those who were displaced by the fire. a cat rescue in anne arundel county is now under investigation, for animal abuse. more than 60 cats were seized from the cool cats rescue center in severna park. animal control officials say that they received numerous complaints about the animals there. they haven't decided whether criminal charges will be filed. get ready to dig in deep the next time you cross a maryland toll booth. >> the toll hikes have been in the works for months.
and today, mta voted unanimously to raise bridge tolls. the price jumps from $2 to $3 cash. the ez pass rates went up 35 cents. the gray bridge will be up from $2.50. the ez pass stays the same until 2013. mta says the new tolls are needed to pay for retears -- repairs. drivers will notice speed cameras in new locations. they are moving cameras to school zones, eastern technical high and catonsville high. they will no longer monitor three others. they plan to add more cameras in the future. let's check on the roads with christy breezy lin at -- kristy breslin at wjz traffic control.
>> definitely not a good start at the inner loop. an accident at york road, blocking the two right-hand lanes, with delays solid out to the harrisburg expressway. delays from 95 to security boulevard. traffic only moving as you can see by our sensor there, about 28 miles an hour. as far as accidents go, plenty to talk about, washington boulevard at commerce drive, quarter field road at pamela road in glen burnie. riverside drive at virginia avenue. two in the rosedale area, riverside drive. russell boulevard at pulaski highway. and in the city, walnut avenue at spruce street. let's take a live look. you can see a lot of congestion there on the beltway. that's due to the accident there above at york road. this traffic report is brought to you by sesame street live, elmo makes music, coming to baltimore's model performing arts music theater. you can get your tickets now. back to you. >> thank you, kris tee.
president obama is back on the road, pooch pitching -- pitching has plan. the transportation funding is just one part of the president's $447 billion jobs plan. it also calls for tax breaks for workers and employers, along with help from homeowners, looking to refinance mortgages. gop is being critical, saying it's more about re-election than creating jobs. a large group of demonstrators gathered outside the united nations today, to protest the appearance of iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad. he also caused quite a stir inside the u.n. diplomats from france and the united states during a fiercely anti-american speech. he attacks the united states for two world wars and blamed america for the 9/11 attacks. american hikers released from prison in iran are spending their first full day as free men, after 26 months. soon they'll leave the gulf
state of iran and head for the united states. we have reaction from josh fattal and josh bauer. -- shane bauer. >> reporter: people are show their support for josh fattal. like everyone here, neighbor bernie dinkin was relieved to hear that fattal and his friend was finally safe. >> got a lump. started to cry. >> reporter: fattal and fellow hiker shane bauer spent 182 days in the iranian prison. >> two years in prison is too long. >> we are so happy we are free and so relieved we are free. >> reporter: the pair spent their first full day of freedom with their families in seclusion in the gulf state of ohman. >> reporter: here in elkton
park, the community is anxious for any word on exactly when the hikers will return to the u.s. >> we're just so happy. we're just all very happy. >> mahmoud ahmadinejad. >> reporter: the hikers' release came hours before iran's president, mahmoud ahmadinejad delivered a speech thursday before the u.n. general assembly. >> reporter: in his 30-minute address, the iranian leader did not mention the hikers. but some walked out over his anti-u.s. rant. mahmoud ahmadinejad has tried to take credit for the hikers' release on humanitarian grounds but the sultan of ohman paid $1 million to get them out. >> reporter: u.s. officials aren't saying exactly when they will head home. after shourd was freed, she spent several days in ohman. the fallout to execute georgia inmate troy davis.
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highway patrol says the shoulder had softened because of all of the rain. it is a familiar ring, followed by unwanted messages. the new nuisance texters are facing. >> it's the familiar ring, followed by an unwanted message. telemarketers are now turning to text, instead of phone calls, and there's little you can do to stop it. >> it's definitely annoying. >> it's just an inconvenience. and it's a nuisance. and i'd rather them not bother me on my cell phone because i thought my cell phone was a private number. >> ads for quick cash, bill collectors or even to find out your secret crush. >> reporter: these are like any other text. so unless you have unlimited texting, these can add up on
your bill. even if you sign up for the do not call registry, it doesn't cover text or sms. >> i think just as we have a do- not-call list for telephones, we're going to need a new one for sms. >> thousands agree. the federal trade commission has received more than 4500 complaints about cell phone spam. but the ftc tells us texts are harder to block than phone calls and at this point, a do- not-text registry is just not feasible. carl haus says, cell phones don't always have the same protections as land lines. >> so i think consumers are just going to have to be more careful about how they give out their mobile phone number. >> reporter: verizon, at&t, and sprint will give you a credit for spam, but you have to ask for it. >> i want to throw the phone sometimes. >> reporter: short of that, it may get harder and harder to hang up on telemarketers.
>> tracking down the spammers is no easy task, by the way. that phone number attached to the text is normally a fake. if you'd like to file a complaint about spam on your cell phone, log onto the ftc website or call 1-8 77-ftc- help. and if you are a facebook user, you may be surprised the next time you log on. facebook is dramatically redesigning its facebook profile pages. #kr e -- ceo founder mark zucker burg says they will allow the sharing of ♪. so far, mixed reaction of changes. facebook is trying to compete with google, which is launching its own services. tonight, a so-called person of interest debut. in reality, in all digital evidence. or clues that we try to find,
sometimes we can't. >> reporter: from the time you wake up to the time you finish your day, you left an electronic trail of your decisions and activities. it's called your digital footprints. >> digital footprint is all the records you leave when you use phones, when you use computers, where you go, and what you're doing. >> reporter: peter ackersly works for the electronic frontier foundation, a digital liberty source. he says the average person can have hundreds, if not thousands of digital prints a day. >> one of the places you will definitely leave your digital footprint, is on city treat -- streets. look around. cameras are watching your every move. >> watching us with 1,000 eyes. >> listening with ears. >> there is a lot to this. >> it lets us look through our records. lets us learn things about ourselves.
the down side is it may also let people we don't like know those things about us. >> reporter: starting with secure browsing through https. >> that means it is encrypted and people who are watching your network can't see what documents you're asking for, what searches you're doing, what pages you're in. >> reporter: also, make shower your cell phone is password protected. and make sure you can't be tracked unknowingly. c net.com for cbs news. >> be sure to tune in to the newest cbs crime-fighting drama, person of interest, that debuts tonight. don't miss the season 4 premiere of the mentalist, starting at 4:00 -- 10:00, followed by eyewitness news at 11:00. and then casey anthony's latest attempt to avoid the backlash from her not guilty verdict. and nasa satellite is expected to crash back into
earth sometime tomorrow. the chances it could do some real damage. here's a live look outside. a gloomy afternoon. when the clouds could turn to rain in the first warning forecast. and remember, wjz is always on. for the top stories, instant updates and first warning weather all the time, click wjz.com. ♪
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you know what? for the looks of the day, it's very warm out there and kind of muggy, isn't it? >> the direction of the rain, moving in our direction is from the sout. so the one benefit is it's going to get damp. but it's dragging all of that warm air from the south with it. so at least it's not cold and wet. that would be just a pretty miserable time. but it's a bit of a tradeoff. we're looking at temperatures around 77 degrees. as kai mentioned, it is pretty warm. the wind and coming from the south and southeast so it is bringing the warm, moist deals, as opposed to tapping in to some of the other air. that's more like the fall and winter.
relative humidities across the state, ranging from 68 in oakland. cumberland. these two numbers so close together. everyone else is pretty much in the mid-70s or so. around the immediate metro area. rock hall, kent island, annapolis and d.c. that is the magic number. we have 79 in bel air. and 79 in westminster. around the state, that south/southeasterly flow is around central maryland. but we're getting a bit of a westerly wind. but the key here is that we're in the dry zone, at least for most of the state for right now. as these winds continue to come in from the south and southeast, they're also going to bring in this rain that is down around the south and southeast. the front that is going to help this rain ride right along. it is distending all the way down the eastern seaboard, down the gulf. we're not going to see that front pushing out of here. there's that low associated with it that is not being driven out at owl. it's really not being pushed along by any dominant weather
system. so what we're going to see is this pattern, staying with us right on through the next few days. this front is going to just allow several ripeps -- ripples of low pressure to along it. we get the warm air. and it's going to be monday, tuesday, possibly even wednesday before we start to get some of this clearing out to the west. we're keeping an eye on the 15th named system in the tropics this year. ophelia is at the 11:00 update. still a tropical storm with sustained winds now. up to 65 miles per hour. all of our computer models have this system, moving to the north of the vacation islands and taking the same swing that the last few systems have taken. so moving up to the north and away from mainland u.s. we'll keep you posted as that plays out over the next week or so. sunset at 7:03. south winds on the bay, no advisories, 5 to 10 knots. tonight, going to around sketch degreeless. -- degrees. 75 degrees tomorrow. and mr. jackson, tonight, you
can say goodbye to summer. autumn begins tomorrow. calendar autumn. the autumnal equinox. so about the time most folks are getting ready to go to work, fall will have fallen. >> i am sorry to see summer go, but i realize we have to go on. >> blizzard around the corner. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. scott pelley has a preview of what's coming up tonight on the "cbs evening news." what does it take to protect the secretary of state as she travels around the world? we'll go along with america's top diplomat to get an inside look at her security detail. that's tonight on the cbs evening news. 4:00. appeal denied. the last word of troy davis before he was put to death in a gaba -- georgia prison. i'm alex demetrick. coming up, a big hall from a thriving crime. that story as eyewitness news continues. produce problems. a deadly bacteria outbreak
. it is 4:21. cloudy. >> i'm denise koch. here's what people are talking about. troy davis, whose case drew international attention is put to death by lethal injection. mark straus reports for wjz, the controversy over his execution is far from over. >> the people who were about to take my life, may god have mercy on your souls. >> minutes after troy davis was executed, witnesses describe his final words outside the
georgia state prison, where a lethal injection saves his life. but not the controversy over his death. the death row inmate which was convicted of the killing of mark macphail. an off-duty officer trying to break up the brawl of a homeless man. davis maintained his innocence until his final breath. seven of the prosecution's original nine witnesses recanted their testimony. no physical evidence ever linked davis to the crime. >> are you giving up? >> no. >> but various courts reviewed davis's conviction over the years and upheld it. and the slain cop's family insisted davis was guilty and deserved to die. hundreds gathered outside the prison, and police, some wearing riot gear and prison authorities, geared up for confrontation, as the original 7:00 execution deadline approached. >> you kill a man a police officer. that's what we're here for.
see what they do to support macphail's family. >> reporter: response builds even more. the u.s. supreme court delayed the execution while considering whether to grab a stay. -- stay. but just after 10:00 p.m., the court ruled unanimously not to block his execution. and just before 11:00 p.m., over howls of protest, georgia executed the convicted cop killer. mark strausman, cbs news, atlanta. >> davis was scheduled to die three times before. most recently in october 2008. that time, the u.s. supreme court halted the execution two hours before it was scheduled to take place. second high-profile execution takes place. russell brewer was put to death for the 1998 dragging death of an african american man, james byrd junior. it was one of the most notorious hate crime murders in u.s. history. as illegal business goes,
smuggling is booming. alexalex demetrick explains why maryland is at the center of the trade. >> reporter: hundreds seized by revenue agents led to guilty verdicts. today, another group was indicted for smuggling 15,000 packs of cigarettes into the state. >> we are holding smugglers accountable. we want to send the message out that we take this crime very seriously. >> the thieves cigarettes carry a virginia tax stamp. in maryland, the tax is $2. in new jersey, $2.70. new york, $4.35 a pack. >> new york is obviously, the promised land for these cigarette smugglers. >> reporter: but those being sold here means maryland is not collecting its $2 tax. >> it's partly selling it to retailing outlets that are committing crime by buying them and they know they are. >> reporter: cigarette
smuggling carries a penalty of two years in prison and $50 for each carton seized. for some criminals, that's still not much of a deterrent. >> we find a lot of people involved in smuggling these cigarettes are actually involved in the drug trade previously, but found this to be a less dangerous but just as profitable crime. >> reporter: last year, 1.2 million cigarettes were seized. just three months into this fiscal year, 600,000 have been confiscated. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> and the cigarettes seized in maryland go up in smoke. literally, they are incinerated. stock markets take another boating today, continuing another rough week. wall street is experiencing one of the worst weeks since the economic meltdown in 2008. over fears of another recession. dow was down over 500 points. up 1 point today.
dow ends down, 391 points. s&p off 37. nasdaq was down 83. concerns over cantaloupe. a maryland man dies from the tainted foot as a listeria outbreak spreads. kai is live in the newsroom with the latest. >> that's right. this latest raises the death toll in maryland to 8 across the country. the rocky ford brand cantaloupe, shipped july 9th to september 10t to 17 states. it may be relabeled colorado- grown, distributed by frontera produce, jenson farms.com. the company has hired an independent safety expert to help determine the cause of the problem and how to address it. >> most healthy adults can consume listeria with no problems, but it can be dangerous to the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. for more, go to wjz.com. an additive in chewing gum can keep cavities away.
but it can also be lethal to pets. jamie yuckas explains how to keep your fluffy friend safe. >> reporter: dog might be man's best friend. but products we use every day can be very harmful to our pets. >> xilotol is a sugar alcohol and it's made from wood. >> reporter: the name not not be familiar but it's found in a lot of products. nasal spray, and as a sugar substitute. also in gum. >> a lot of dentists recommend using it, actually. >> but if it's ingested by a dog, it can drop a dog's blood sugar, causing severe illness. it can also impact the liver, causing death. >> what we see are signs of low blood sugar, which is going to be wobbliness, collapse, maybe even seizures. >> reporter: the clinic has seen a number of these cases, including a member of their own
staff. >> my son, who was 3 at the time, decided that while i was busy doing some things that it would be a good time to go into my purse and get some gum. >> and shared it with fletcher. >> grapes are bad. chocolate is bad. one piece of gum could potentially be harmful to my dog, too. >> reporter: 47er -- fletcher spent the night at the e.r. >> had i not had the knowledge of knowing that this was potentially bad, you know, and let it go, who knows what would have happened? >> reporter: vets want you to remember, dogs can sniff out gum in the simplest of places. >> that's where we see most of the cases, they get into the bag or the backpack. >> reporter: and while fletcher is okay. >> i feel very lucky. >> these professionals wanted to share their story to make sure your dog stays safe, too. >> reporter: if your dog does digest gum, it's recommended you take him to the vet immediately. after the rain dries off,
dry weather is returning. but it won't last long. bob is here with the updated numbers. >> looking at quite a bit of rain in some areas by tomorrow and tomorrow night. take a look at radar. south of the baltimore region. lighter rain. south of d.c. to richmond. you can see, that's moving off to the northeast. it may be affecting extreme lower eastern shore of maryland. but there's a lot more to come. when you open up, look how much rain is down to the south of us. and unfortunately, most of that is moving to the north and northeast. in fact, we have a flash flood watch in effect for all day tomorrow for the entire area east of the blue ridge mountains. delaware, new jersey as well. all of those areas east of the mountains could see one, two, maybe even three inches of rain during the next 24 to 36 hour period. and that can cause -- at least a possibility of causing some flooding. we'll be watching possibility of that. let's check on the roads now with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control.
hello, denise. hi, everyone. let's give you an update on the situation at the beltway. the delay is back to the harrisburg expressway. but the accident is moving to the shoulder. west side outer loop, that's gotten heavier. we're looking at a 25-minute delay there to security boulevard. northbound 95. that slows down there from 175 to the beltway over on the southwest side. and we still have plenty of accidents in the area. in hale thorpe, northbound washington, at commerce drive. that accident there, blocking the right-hand lane. in glen burnie, dry between elk wood. also riverside drive in the essex area. and havre de grace region. let's take a live look. you can see, that is the effect of the accident there at york road, which is now on the shoulder. it will delay about 15 minutes to get through. this traffic report is brought to you by the cochran firm. if you or someone you know has suffered a personal injury, call 1-800-the firm, or visit
them online at cochranfirm.com for your free consultation. back to you. week 2 of the pizza bolis pro football challenge is in the books. tim williams is there to update this week. well, denise, the guys, myself included, seem to be on target early this season. stan saunders remains alone and in first place with 25 points. then there is a three-way tie for a second with adam, don and me. now, we are just 1 point behind, with 24. now, week 2, big winners. julie bathroomle of baltimore correctly predicted 15 of 16 games. came closest to the score of the sunday night game. she wins a pizza bolis and best buy gift card and some sports memorabilia. the ball that i'm playing with, not included. congratulations to julie. and of course, you can still sign up to play. come here to wjz.com and click on pro football challenge on the quick links.
denise? >> ravens are on the road this weekend. st. louis watches the game live here on wjz. tune in sunday at 4:00 p.m. and on saturday, the terps will welcome the owls to college park. see maryland take on temple, live at noon. again also here on wjz. >> i think we nade to -- need to get tim a regulation sized football. >> a big ball. straight ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 4:00. a california mother uses her own heartbreak to bring closure to a grieving family. plus, a colorado man goes to extreme lengths to prove he's a bad neighbor. warm, wet is moving in from -- weather is moving in from the south. bob will tell us more in the updated first warning weather forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
missing in northeast japan. heavy rain and winds of up to 130 miles an hour slammed the area. there were concerns the storm would cause more problems for the nuclear power plant crippled in that disaster, but no serious damage has been reported there. >> the wife of former oklahoma prison warden is convicted of springing a killer from jail to start a new life. >> 49-year-old bobby parker disappeared with a convicted murderer in 1994. now she's facing prison time herself. on wednesday, a jury found parker guilty of helping that convict escape from the same venue. she said she was kidnapped and the killer threatened to hurt her family if she tried to flea. but police found the two living together. police claim they ran off in love. >> jurors are only recommending one year in prison. a grieving california woman
recounts the bizarre circumstances surrounding her discovery of a missing nursing student's body. carrie mcgonigal struggled to keep her composure. >> i have the slightest amount of sadness, not only reliving my own tragedy, but also for the lee family. >> reporter: the mother explained escondido teen, amber dubois gives credit to the yellow lab named in her memory. she said she is grateful she changed her mind. >> my trainer said it was a higher power. she truly is the hero here. and i have to believe that it was amber and michelle guiding her. there's no real explanation for what she did. >> reporter: mcgonigal said after taking the animal's leash off, amber bolted down the trail. >> i called for her several times to return but she did not. >> reporter: moments laters are
her faithful companion sprinted back to her, jumped back on her chest, and then darted back in the same direction. >> upon approaching her, i bent to reattach her lead and noticed it could possibly be some sort of remain. >> reporter: even though amber has not been trained as a cadaver dog, the owner was not impressed by rer her drive. >> she was incredibly thorough and never ventured out of the area. >> reporter: mcgonigal created the volunteer team amber rescue, last year, to help others find their missing loved ones. >> it's great to bring some kind of closure to that family. i feel like it's made me a stronger person. >> reporter: she says finding michelle le's remains shook her to the core. she said she wasn't sure she could handle it after john gardner and kidnapped, raped and killed her own daughter two years ago. >> i know know my daughter amber and michelle needed me.
this is my job. this is what i'm supposed to do with my life. >> police have arrested a person in connection with the death. amber's killer is serving life in prison. according to a new report, casey anthony is so afraid for her life, she's thinking about moving to a different country once she's allowed to do so. anthony was acquitted in the murder of her 2-year-old daughter back in july. a colorado man is letting his potential neighbors know what they can expect if they move in next door. three rottweilers, a lot of noise and zero tolerance for any horses. the man posted a warning sign across from the home his neighbor is desperately trying to sell. he said he wants to desperately keep anyone away from his way of life. so far, realtors say it's working. here we go. a dead, six-ton satellite, is getting closer and closer to earth. nasa told satellite uars is expected to come crashing down through the atmosphere tomorrow
afternoon. but scientists don't know where. it is expected to break into more than 100 pieces as it enters earth. most of it is expected to burn up. nasa says any debris that does survive will land along a 500 mile stretch of the earth's surface. the risk to public safety, as far as they know, is extremely small. a new chapter will begin for former california governor arnold schwarzenegger, literally. the bodybuilder turned politician has agreed with simon and schuster to publish a memoir. the book's title is called "total recall: my unbelievable true life story." and still to come today at 4:00, the rain just won't seem to go away. another round is almost here. and bob turk has the updated first warning forecast coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
>> since august 1st, we've had over 19 inches of rain. that's a record for a two-month period in this area. in the two-month period, the wettest two-month period you've ever seen. really almost two inches of rain. that's like a half inch of rain in two months. now, there's more rain coming. but take a look at radar. and tracking this. right now, looks like the bulk of this is actually going to miss the baltimore area. south and east of us, tonight, you can see the heaviest activity now over on the lower portions of the eastern shore, heading up toward ocean city. looks like the bulk of this may go north and west. particularly lower eastern shore. we're at 77 degrees now. and very moist 71.
duplicate. since fall begins eventually tomorrow. southeast winds, 6 miles an hour. barometer falling a little bit. right now, 66 oakland. 73, the clouds and ocean city. rain moving into extreme southern maryland. worcester, wicomico, dorchester and southern delaware and jersey as well. 78 in elkton. in hagerstown, 78. locally, mid- to upper 70s. normal high now is around 76. winds generally to the south/southeast, keeping this warm, moist flow in. go all the way down to the gulf of mexico. a lot of rain continues to flow up the east coast. this sell a very similar kind of pattern. not quite as wet. a lot of rain potential. particularly on the eastern shore. i think generally in our area, we could see one or two inches of rain. maybe a little more. looks like the bulk, as i said,
tonight, heading off maybe in the ocean. but southern new england. mass, connecticut, rhode island, could see some rain again tonight. rest of us, pretty quiet. but still a potential for more rain coming as that front stalls out. keep the warm, humid flow into the region. we'll keep you updated. but it's not expected to grow. it's expected to weaken in the next 24 to 48 hours. and once again, the tracks keep it way away from the state. bay temp, around 68. so tonight, look for some showers, maybe a thundershower. main activity, i think, will be south and east of us. 67 tonight. mid-70s tomorrow. cloudy, humid, showers, thunderstorm activity. we could see heavy rain. an inch to two inches is possible. that's why flood watches are in effect all day tomorrow. okay? >> thank you, bob. a reminder of the great prostate challenge this weekend. marty is hosting the event sunday at johnny unitas stadium.
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